August 29, 2006

Resurrection

I'm back.

Posting after you've been silent for awhile is really awkward.

A lot has gone down in the months I've been absent. I think the posting came to a halt when my Uncle Lou tragically died in a plane crash in mid May. I've never really had to deal with death before, and 2006 has brought the quick death of my grandpa in March, and the tragic death of an uncle, who left behind my aunt and their three young children. After that sort of stuff happens, sometimes you just lose interest in talking about yourself.

I've also held off on posting because my professional life has been in limbo, and I superstitiously didn't want to jinx anything. I've been trying to make a move at work, and that hasn't panned out - in the most disappointing of ways. I had also been looking at possibilities outside of the company I currently work for - and nothing has come to fruition there, either. All of this job-related stuff has caused a lot of frustration, stress and a general malaise that's lasted too long.

And just recently I had another unfortunate meeting with road debris (this time it was a ROLL OF CARPET) in my MINI, causing it an expensive bit of front-end damage. I'm insured, but my deductible is rather high - and that added a bit of unnecessary financial stress to my already generally-frazzled state. I just received my car back from the body shop (Scott at Prestige Bodyworks in Oxnard came through again!), but now I have some pre-existing issues with the MINI to contend with (weird fan noise, a leaking motor mount, etc.).

In the meantime I've had Erik at my side, being my cheerleader throughout - dealing with all my insane drama and ignoring the girly-bullshit I've been laying on him - and showering me with the love and support I really need right now. These last few weeks have been especially fun. We saw Death Cab for Cutie at the Greek a few weeks back, and followed it up with a trip to Toronto a week later. We have a couple weeks of work left, then we're off to Mammoth for about a week, and then Erik goes back to school - which gets me away from my father on the weekends, and that's GREAT!

So look forward to me posting more frequently. I think I've been missing sharing my thoughts, complaints and other fun, interesting found tidbits with my miniscule loyal readership. :)


posted by julie at August 29, 2006 05:55 PM

things people have said

rah! rah! rah!

so said: erik at August 29, 2006 06:02 PM



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